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Houston Sushi
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If you are new to Houston or just visiting and have been wondering where a good Sushi restaraunt is I have a suggestion. I ate there last week and really enjoyed it. I ordered the buttered peas as an appetizer. They were delicious. Kind of like japanese nuts but much better. You pop the pod open and eat the peas and then throw the shells in a basket.

After the appetizer we ordered hot Sake that we shared around the table. There Sake selection was varied and we chose a delicious tasting one that went right along with my Sushi selection. I had the tiger eye which is salmon, avocado, sesame seeds, cream cheese, and a few other things. It was very good and I filled myself up on this one kind of Sushi. I think by just ordering this selection you will be pleasantly happy with your choice.

The service was fast and friendly at Zakes Sushi Lounge and I would go back in a second. I had my Coke refilled before I new it was empty which is very important for an overall enjoyable experience at a Houston restaraunt.

Houston Texas - A City To Live In!
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Houston Tx is the fourth largest city in the nation (behind only New York, NY, Los Angeles, CA and Chicago, IL) and is the most populated city in the southern US. The Bayou City provides a warm, sunny climate throughout the year. Houston is also known for its diverse and rich culture full of arts, entertainment, and dining.

Houston and the surrounding MSA encompasses more than 7,500 square miles with a population of over 4 million.

It is true and during much of the nineteen eighties, Houston TX’s economy was primarily based upon the energy industry. Today however, the energy sector only accounts for about 40% of the MSA’s gross domestic product. The region has diversified with a broad spectrum of industries including: Oil and gas exploration, basic petroleum refining, petrochemical production, Medical research, health care delivery and high-technology (computer, aerospace, environmental, etc.) 

In addition, the Bayou City has recently been awarded some additional honors:

  • Most Affordable Housing among 24 MSAs with population greater than 2M (source ACCRA Cost of Living Index 2006)
  • Job Growth (source US Bureau of Labor Statistics – March 2007)
  • Lowest Cost of Living among 24 MSAs with population greater than 2M (source ACCRA Cost of Living Index 2006)

Relocating to Houston

If you’re looking to relocate to the Bayou City, I think that you’re making an excellent decision. Houston is currently leading the nation in job growth and the region benefits from high energy prices, a strong medical community, innovative technology leaders (including the NASA headquarters!) and is ranked as the city with the least expensive housing costs among 29 MSA in the US with more than one million people. Houston is truly a great place to live.

Click here for more Houston Relocation information and a free Relocation kit.

Houston Houses

One of my favorite Houston real estate sites is http://www.HoustonProperties.com. If you’re looking for Houston Realtors, please check out Paige Martin with Martha Turner Properties

Martha Turner Properties completed over $1.1 billion in real estate transactions during the 2007 calendar year, making them one of the top producing real estate companies in the world. Amongst the high-producing Martha Turner agents, Paige Martin was recognized as an exceptional agent winning the prestigious “Circle of Excellence Award.”

At HoustonProperties.com you can search over 500 pages of content and over 40,000 houston homes for sale including maps, Houston schools, home pictures, video tours and hundreds of great articles about different neighborhoods and home tips. Paige also has a number of free resources and tools for both home buyers and sellers.

Mercury Room Club in Houston Texas
categorized under: Houston Activities, Houston Bars, Houston Clubs — posted by admin @ 12:48 pm | comments (1)

Houston’s Mercury Room Bar

Mercury Room

The Mercury Room is talked about in underground social sites and chat channels across the internet. For people who plug into the Houston Social scene on a nightly basis they know this is one of the best places to meet fun and exciting people in Houston. The Club is trusted by many to have the fun you will need after a hard days work and enough people there to enjoy yourself with.

This club has the two top bars in Houston under one roof and valet parking for the big spender. For people who have a stake in being scene in the top social circles in Houston then this is a place to frequent. The Mercury Room knows how to make a Friday night fun and full of good music. They do it right here and you won’t find many who disagree.

You can choose between the downstairs Mercury Room or the Boca Bar which has a live DJ offering great music. The balcony of the Boca Bar is full of people danding and having fun and the Mercury Room has its own wonderful flair downstairs. Many people to bump into and get to know as you make your way through this fun filled atmosphere. The cover charges are kind of high but it’s worth paying to be in these clubs. I think you will find the live Motown music hard to resist as they do it right with very well seasoned musicians from Houston.

Downstairs is usually completely taken up by young hipsters. You can meet people or dance but there will not be a whole lot of room to get too comfortable. Expect to meet people or step on a foot or two. This place is popular for good reason.

Several magazines have been here and also agree that this bar has a lot to offer.

More about Houston Tx

Places To Go In Houston Texas
categorized under: Houston Activities, Houston Bars, Houston Clubs, Places To Go — posted by admin @ 10:59 am | comments (0)

Below Is A Good List Of Clubs To Go To In Houston

But First Please Read This As It May Help You Get Started Meeting People

Houston has several clubs to go and hang out at. Many of these places are easy going and you can come in sit down and observe until you feel comfortable to get up and start meeting people. If I could recommend the best thing to do for someone in the city that is not used to getting out and meeting people, just go into one of these clubs and have a goal to say hi to atleast one person that night. You can know for that night that although you may not have accomplished anything else atleast you said hi. You can take it a step further each night after that until you are going up and introducing yourself and talking to new people.

Houston Irish Pubs / Bars

Brian O’Neill’s - 5555 Morningside Drive - Houston, TX 77005 - 713.522.2603
Restaurant and Irish Pub in the Rice Village.
The Goose’s Acre Bistro & Irish Pub - Upscale Irish pub in the Woodlands with very good food. / 21 Waterway Avenue, Suite 140, The Woodlands, TX 77380 - 281-466-1502 Griff’s Shananigans Cafe & Bar - 3416 Roseland - the oldest surviving sports bar in Houston, and the site of the largest St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Texas.McGonigel’s Mucky Duck - Live Texas music. Irish, Folk and Celtic music
Location: 2425 Norfolk St Houston, TX 77098 713-528-5999
Houston Kareoke BarsDrink Houston - (Center Stage Karaoke Bar) 7620 Katy Fwy, Houston, Tx - (713) 290-0041 - Three-Clubs-in-OneSpotlight Karaoke - Large Karaoke bar, Private rooms, 21+ only w/ VALID photo ID , 2 drink minimum REQUIRED to sing / 5901-P Westheimer Houston, TX 77057

More Houston Pubs and Variety Clubs

The Abbey Pub - Newly renovated live music venue featuring the best national and local Houston bands. Plenty of drink specials, pool, darts, dance floor, and full bar with a large selection of beers and liquor. West Houston Texas just off I-10 on N. Fry.

Baker St. Pub - Sugar Land, Willowbrook & Rice Village locationsBlack Swan - an English-style pub that also serves light snacks and cocktails nightly. Open Tues. – Sat. DJ and dancing on Fri. and Sat. nights until 2:00 am. Located in the Omni Hotel, Four Riverway, Houston, Texas 77056 (713) 871-8181 Bojangles - The Best of Seabrook, Clear Lake & Kemah’s live entertainment of Rhythm and Blues, Rock, Pop, Blues, Country and Jazz Bands. Nightclub with great music, big stage, great dance floor & a wide selection of drinks.
1913 NASA Pkwy, Seabrook, TX 77586 / (281) 474-5500
Continental Club - Houston Location - The granddaddy of all local music venues, the Continental Club has enjoyed a coast-to-coast reputation as the premiere club for live music in Austin since 1957Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar - a place where anyone can relax or boogie in a comfortable atmosphere with good music. “Americana” music - blues, rock, country, folk.
1031 E. 24th Houston, TX 77009 / 713-862-8707
EinStein’s Pub - Weekly live music from great bands, drink specials, contests, karaoke, and a large selection of beers and liquor. Brand new stage, lighting, sound, and back bar. Located west of Houston in Katy, Tx, just off I-10 on S. Mason. Fitzgerald’s - 2706 White Oak - Houston, TX 77007 - 713-862-3838
Live Venue
Flying Saucer - 705 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002 - 713.228.PINT Hard Rock Cafe - 502 Texas Avenue - 713.227.1392 The Hideaway on Dunvale - 3122 Dunvale - Houston, Tx 77063
Kentucky Club - 2707 Fountain View Dr., #2, Houston, Tx - (832) 252-7267Last Concert Cafe’ - Tex Mex Cuisine and Live Music Nightly
713 226-8563 * 1403 Nance St. Houston, TX. 77002
Magnolia Bar & Grill - 6000 Richmond - (713) 781-6207Miss Behaving Bar - all of the amenities you would expect to find in a top notch sports bar with free internet access and live weekend entertainment. 4055 Highway 6 N, Houston, TX
(281) 858-6226
Rocbar - Houston’s only true “Can’t Stop The Rock!” rock-n-roll club.
530 Texas / 713-236-1100 / Thu-Sun 9pm-2am
Rudyard’s - an upstairs for bands and a downstairs for drinking with a great kitchen and lots of darts in-between. Sams Concert Pub - variety of drinks, great food, plenty of entertainment.
5636 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77057- Just West of Chimney Rock
713-785-SAMS (7267)
Scout Bar - A multi-venue rock/dance club that combines an updated concept and state of the art sound. Wide variety of local and national artist seven nights a week plus The Red Velvet Room w/ DJs Daniel Salas, DJ Keith Walker, and DJ Mike D. - Live remote from 94.5 the Buzz every Sunday (Texas Buzz) - 18307 Egret Bay Blvd - Houston, Tx 77058 - 281-335-0002Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub - Four locations around Houston. Westheimer, West Grey, Humble, Clear Lake.<

Houston Social and Wine Bars

13 Celsius - Providing Houston with the best wine possible, 13 Celsius prides itself as the only wine bar in town to actually keep its wine in a temperature-controlled cellar. Located in Midtown with an atmosphere reminiscent of the wine bars and Enotecas of Europe. Bold and unique wine list focused on low-production, high-quality wines.
3000 Caroline / 713-529-8466 / Mon-Fri 4pm-12am, Sat 4pm-1am
The Boom Boom Room - Wine & panini bar / Live Jazz/R&B Piano on Thursday, Friday, & Saturday nights.2518 Yale (at Aurora) 713-868-3740CABO - Mix-Mex Bar & Grill - Where to Eat, Where to Meet, Where to Be…CABO
Now Open: CLUB SOCIALE at CABO Downtown
Corkscrew - over 250 wines in rotating stock, available by the glass or bottle, two banquet rooms, private wine tastings, free wireless internet connection.
Mon. - Fri. 4pm - Midnight, Sat. 4pm-1am, Sun. 4pm-10pm
713 864-WINE / 1919 Washington Ave Houston, TX 77007
The Cotton Exchange Bar - A getaway for adults who want to escape from the loud, trendy scene. Classy atmosphere and conveniently located at the corner of Franklin & Travis streets in downtown Houston. 202 Travis St, Ste 100, 77002 - (713) 229-0097Downing Street Pub - Cigar bar - 2549 Kirby Drive, Houston, Texas 77019 - 713.523.2291
A perfect, casually elegant retreat. Extensive by-the-glass wine list and superlative selection of 60-plus Single Malt Scotches. Wide range of hand-rolled cigars from a 400 square foot humidor. Private lockers to store your favorite cigars.
Marfreless - 2006 Peden St., Houston, Tx - This smoky speakeasy offers date-friendly drinks and one of the darkest, coziest corners in town for necking.(713) 528-0083 The Social Lounge and Patio Bar - 3730 Washington at Yale - Houston’s best downtown happy hour. - 713.426.5585

Two People in Houston Texas Left Stranded
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The Police Stranded Two Black Houston Men

Today in Woodworth Louisiana two seperate police traffic stops pulled over black men wearing black Jena support shirts. These men who were just showing their support while going to Jena on a mecca or crusade if you will to support ending racism were stopped for speeding. Neither man was speeding and they were ticketed for going 70 when the speed they were at was 50 mph. The licenses were told to be suspended when this was not the case. The suspension was lifted over 1 1/2 years ago and it was only for a short period of time. The men had the exact same thing happen to them and ended up crossing paths at the same gas station the tow truck brought them to due to their cars being impounded.

If You Travel Through Woodworth, Louisiana Please Don’t Buy Anything

Boycott The Town So The Town Can Wake Up

Being ticketed while not speeding and then having your car impounded for such a violation is a harsh punishment for a routine traffic violation you didn’t even commit. They were left far from Houston stranded at a gas station both having very similar stories. It appears certain police officers were profiling those heading to Jena to show their support and giving them punishment that far exceeded a crime they did not even commit.

Other Houston News

This town is notorious for making much of their revenue by ticketing people for going 2 and 3 miles over the speed limit. The police are also known to tail people late at night causing them to speed up at which point they get pulled over for going a few miles over when trying to gain distance from the police car and their car.

The police in this town have even been investigated by the state. A Lousiana state investigator drove through going slightly over the speed limit and he was immediately pulled over by one of these problem police. After the investigation there was a stop for a short time but the police are back up to some of their same bad cop tactics. This town is worth driving around as the cops and government are somewhat corrupt and have know shame in how they treat visitors passing through.

Houston Apartments
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Houston Greenway Plaza Apartments

The brand new built Houston Greenway Plaza apartments are a new level in quality design and spacious living. This place is like living it up at a fine country club.  They have two pools, a coffee/tea bar with daily periodicals, a gym with personal trainer, sports room, poker room, wine room with private storage, and a game room. This is prime real estate and next too some of the most amazing restaurants and exciting entertainment in Houston. The location is near Interstate 59, so Downtown, the Medical Center, and the Galleria are all easy to access. When you walk into these apartments be sure to notice the separate showers and tubs, granite countertops, stainless steel/black appliances, wood and slate flooring, and more.

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Greenway Plaza Apartments Stairway

Greenway Plaza Apartments Kitchen

Greenway Plaza Apartments Bedroom

Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals play this week
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Houston and Wahington Baseball this week, be there!

Houston Astros
& Washington Nationals
August 20, 2007, 7:05 pm Minute Maid Park
Houston, TX
Houston Astros
& Washington Nationals
August 21, 2007, 7:05 pm Minute Maid Park
Houston, TX
Houston Astros
& Washington Nationals
August 22, 2007, 7:05 pm Minute Maid Park
Houston, TX

                            Houston Astros
               & Washington Nationals

August 23, 2007, 7:05 pm

Minute Maid Park
Houston, TX

Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Garden
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Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Located in Humble, a short drive from Houston, Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Garden is a 250 acre collection of native and cultivated plant life. Additionally, the center has an outdoor classroom, picnic area and miles of walking trails.

Houston Texas has a lot to brag about
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Houston Texas boasts more then the building skyline and roadways. Sure our city is large and populated but that doesn’t mean we don’t have gorgeous nature trails, serine lakes and ponds, and enough outdoor activities to make you think twice about where to go for a fun vacation.